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Scripps National Spelling Bee Opens with Entrants from San Diego, Imperial County

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A local spelling player who completed the opening round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Photo courtesy of: spellingbee.com

In 2021, one speller from San Diego County and Imperial County participated. Scripps National Spelling Bee Since the virtual competition started on Saturday.

Twelve-year-old Christian Antonio, who attends the Santa Sophia Academy in Spring Valley, misspelled diastole, which he calls the heartbeat period “diastole.” He was qualified to compete in national competitions under the word Huipil, a slipover garment.

El Centro’s 12-year-old Jaedillene Laurino correctly spelled her first word, Tullibee, a lake fish, but was frustrated by spelling it as “love” and adding it. She qualified as a bee with the word effervescent, which means bubbling.

The 14 attendees of the National Convention attract 209 attendees from California, all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, and the Department of Defense schools in Europe.

Four foreign representatives, the Bahamas, Canada, Ghana and Japan, are also participating.

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